Pledge

I pledge to uphold the rule of law and the principles on which this nation was founded, and furthermore,

WHEREAS, the founding fathers acknowledged the Divine Hand of Providence in creating the United States of America; and

WHEREAS, the founding fathers asserted that all men are created equal, and that our Creator endowed every American with the right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness; and

WHEREAS, the founding fathers believed that morality and self-restraint are necessary partners to liberty; and

WHEREAS, these ideas continue to unite Americans; and

WHEREAS, the founding fathers framed this proposition in the notion that Americans have the right to self-governance through their elected representatives; and

WHEREAS, the maintenance of these ideas by our contemporary representatives is necessary to our tranquil existence, now and in the future.

NOW, THEREFORE, I pledge to steadfastly adhere to the highest code of ethical conduct, and exercise, to the utmost my consented authority, to defend Life and Liberty, to promote morality and the traditional family unit in which morality is best taught, to preserve religious liberty, and to uphold the principles of limited government, low taxation, and fiscal responsibility.